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Subtitles: English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese (Simplified)

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 weeks, 2-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese (Simplified)

Learners taking this Course are

  • Designers
  • UI/UX Designers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Product Managers
  • Project Managers

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Connecting People through Technology

3 videos (Total 37 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
Introduction to Social Computing14m
What Makes Social Computing Hard?18m
1 reading
Slides10m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Challenges & Opportunities of Collaboration Online

2 videos (Total 39 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
6 Questions for Successful Social Media19m
1 reading
Slides10m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Crowdsourcing

2 videos (Total 50 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Interview with a Professional Crowdworker25m
1 reading
Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Cumulative Quiz26m
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Top reviews from Social Computing

By MLMar 10th 2016

Really interesting course. Good introduction to the dynamics of group behavior and collaboration. Nice overview of advantages of crowdsourcing, but no mention of any ethical or economic concerns.

By MIApr 8th 2017

Great course, very practical and a great pack of skills which will help me interpret problems better, especially ones involving multiple people (which is basically all problems.)

Instructor

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Scott Klemmer

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Cognitive Science & Computer Science

About University of California San Diego

UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom—life is their laboratory....

About the Interaction Design Specialization

You will learn how to design technologies that bring people joy, rather than frustration. You'll learn how to generate design ideas, techniques for quickly prototyping them, and how to use prototypes to get feedback from other stakeholders like your teammates, clients, and users. You'll also learn principles of visual design, perception, and cognition that inform effective interaction design....
Interaction Design

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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